Every year there are numerous recruits that don't get the recruiting attention he may deserve. It could be for a number of reasons, academics, late bloomer, lack of exposure or several other factors.
Egu to Yale is perhaps the top steal for any program.
Once again in 2013 there are more than a few of those 'steals' in this class for some of the top teams out West and beyond.
Here's a quick run down of 10 names to watch for in the coming years at their school of choice.
Victor Egu - Yale - Yale? Wait did I read that right? Absolutely the biggest steal of the West coast has to be this talented linebacker with offers from Oregon, Cal and others headed to Yale. Egu should have the chance to dominate as the anchor of that defense.
Drew Wolitarsky - Minnesota commit - Wolitarsky has a big frame and strong hands. His route running is well developed but lacks ideal overall speed. Yet Wolitarsky could end up a real steal in this class for the Gophers.
George Frazier - Colorado - Frazier flew heavily under the radar by numerous colleges but the Buffaloes knew what they had. He has the size and athleticism to be a force in the middle of the defense for Colorado.
Andrew Elffers - Azusa Pacific - Azusa Pacific is now a force on the recruiting trail with Elffers and Cody Clay committed, both had FBS-level offers. Elffers is a big arm and good-enough mobility to move out of the pocket. This is a very big pickup for the rising program.
Gerard Wicks - Washington State - The Cougs did well to get an early commitment from Wicks and hang on to him. Other programs made a late run at Wicks who shows up well on film. Leach will need to find a way to get him the ball in his pass-heavy offense.
Brandon Monroe - San Jose State - San Jose State has a knack for picking up the scraps from one of the most highly overlooked areas in the country. Northern California consistently pumps out some of the best players you've never heard of and Monroe could be yet another.
Wolitarsky will sprint his way to Minnesota next Fall.
Dakota Tuner - San Diego State commit - Turner is a jumbo-sized athlete that could fit in at tight end or defensive end or even middle linebacker. He comes from Hawaii and will need to develop on the field but could be a real steal for SDSU in this class.
David "D.J." Moffitt - UNLV - Moffit plays at De La Salle with Victor Egu and each blazed their own trail. Moffitt is a rangy linebacker who's not afraid to make a hit. The Runnin' Rebels did well not only snaring a talented linebacker but getting into one of the premier high school football programs in the country.
Jack Austin - California - Austin was a long time Boise State commit until a late visit to Cal. This could prove to be a real steal of the class for Cal. Austin has the size to be a serious red-zone threat along with great hands and leaping ability.
Walter Jones - Oregon State - The Beavers have consistently done well at mining talent which has been a catalyst to their success. Jones is yet another play-maker in the secondary for Mike Riley and his staff.